ROM World Art & Culture

The ROM is home to one of the world’s most extensive and eclectic collections of art and other cultural and historical objects. The scale of our collection is enormous, with tens of thousands of artifacts representing the entire sweep of human history. As the product of human invention, the fine arts and design in various media, popular arts, functional objects and the built environment are a direct extension of human thought and experience, shaping and reflecting historical and cultural identities. ROM research examines the complex and fascinating histories of different times and places, and to relate these explorations to our contemporary experience.

ROM World Art & Culture explores millennia of visual arts and material culture.

What's New

Category: Blog Post
Women and children in the village of Ohungumure

The ROM recently acquired several Himba (from the northwestern Kuenene Region of Namibia) accessories and garments collected by Paul Welhauser, the founder of Nharo!

Category: Video
Deepali Dewan and Stuart Keelertalk about South Asian Art and Culture

A conversation with Deepali Dewan, Senior Curator South Asian Art & Culture and Stuart Keeler, Director/Curator at the Art Gallery of Mississauga about South Asian Art and Culture. 

Category: Blog Post

Toronto 2013: a fast paced, action packed city where we rarely stop to think about how its rich history has been masterfully included into the 21st century.